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National Dam Safety Program. Waterloo Dam (I.D. Number NY 709), Oswego River Basin, Seneca County, New York. Phase I Inspection Report,
NEW YORK STATE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ALBANY
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The Waterloo Dam is a concrete dam with four tainter gates and two concrete overflow sections. Lock 4 of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal is at the eastern end of the dam. There is an abandoned canal at the western end of the dam which may function as an overflow channel. The dam is a total of 241 feet long and is a maximum of 10 feet high. It is divided into 6 bays each of which has an opening of 36 feet. Examination of available documents and a visual inspection of the dam did not reveal conditions which constitute an immediate hazard to human life or property. However, the dam has some deficiencies which require further investigations and remedial work. The spillway does not have sufficient capacity to discharge the peak outflow from one-half the Probable Maximum Flood PMF. For this storm event, high discharges will cause damage in the channel downstream of the dam. However, dam failure would not significantly increase the hazard to loss of life downstream from that which would exist just prior to an overtopping-induced failure.
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